There's an extra 'fun
run' qualifier for every
Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You
can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary
page. Don't be shy. Go for it.
Welsh Handler of the Year
the Pond would not be the same without the Burns Pet Nutrition Welsh
Handler of the Year competition. Open to all handlers who
live in or were born in Wales, it took place over two days. And what a
was - sun, sea, sand and mud!
Brillo International Bounce
as part of Golden Valley DTC Agility weekend.
After 14 heats, the 2015 Final
Judged by Mandy Melville-Love, it was a great success and the winners went away
with generous holiday voucher, thanks to Agria Pet Insurance. Wow!
of the World Challenge
Results from Royal Canin®
ROTWC at the Pemrokeshire by The Pond show. This was a competition for
G3-7 dogs of all sizes whose handler/owner is not resident nor born in
The Animal Health Co Classic
Heat 7 was a snappy affair with Steve Treamer judging in a
crocodile onesie! You had to be there... And the agility was good, too!
Reports from the last two heats of the Royal Canine
Agility Challenge. The Final,
judged by Paul Moore, will take place
on Sunday, 27th
September 2015 at the Malvern Autumn Show.
Referrals 4th Height Jumping Cup
Read Pete Richardson's judge's report from the Agility
Club heat of the Fitzpatrick Referrals 4th Height Jumping Cup on 27 July 2015.
The first Adams Derby was set up in 2001 by Chris
and Sandra Adams. Over the years, they have added a Jumping Cup, Laser Pairs, Anysize
Jumping and Junior Agility qualifiers to their repertoire.
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners
of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that and more in front of a
Well done to everyone
who donated, ate cake and bought raffle tickets at the Dog Vegas coffee
morning in aid of McMillan. The total raised was £630.00!
another great fundraising day at Southdowns show for Agility Wheels. Not
only have they reached their target but have enough for some upgrades so
they can also refurbish Pauline Angus' current wheelchair.
Places & Spaces
Starting a new group of beginners, looking for few competing handlers to fill
your classes or needing a few people to fill a workshop or seminar?
the details and we will post them for you.
- Jump 'n
Touch (W. Sussex)
Wildman - Wild Paws (Lancs)
- HATS (Gtr
Agility Council Minutes
Find out what was
decided at the meeting on 13 July and what was not.
date of the November Welshspell show has been changed from 22nd to
number on the BHC October show schedule is not working so there is
an alternative number.
M & M's
October and November shows are full and closed.
There is a
problem with venue Sit 'n Stay booked for their Autumn show so they
found a new one.
Kennel Club has moved up the street.
representing GB at the IFCS World Championships
Netherlands in next April.
Helpers Needed for
UKA Grand Final.
The entry deadline for the Lagotto
Romagnolo ABC show
on 3 October, which is
open to any breed of dog except
collies or collie Xs,
has been extended to 26 September.
-7 handlers are sought
to represent GB at an AKC Invitational event in Florida.
STARS agility show on 7th November is now full.
Prestwick show has been re-located to Rozelle Park in Ayr.
The YKC is looking for dogs and handlers
to take part in the European Open Junior Agility Championships which
will take place 9-10 July 2016 in Slovakia.
West Lakes and Barrow have agreed to do a joint show in August 2016.
Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking
for active homes.
You can now add potential agility
dogs direct, using the
This is a free to rescue organisations and private
Events added in the last two weeks.
Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to
attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.' Marianne Tembey
but it's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so
we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in
red are closing this week so hurry hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can now be
downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers
Click here to input your essential show details
onto the iSS Show Diary.
Ambassadors is looking for a litter of puppies - minimum 4 - for
some live filming on a Tour Bus in the Leeds area. Kittens also
needed. Suggested filming date: Saturday, 17 October.
Pic of the Week
Look what sprung up
Paws for A Thought
Are some people
losing sight of what dog agility is really about?
The agility world has lost two of these shining stars. Sadly
Ron Rawlingson and Tom Greening have lost their fight against cancer.
Goodbye Beanie. You were Monica Dixon's
There are now 441 members of the Senior Agility League. Go for it,
golden-agers! (Like teen-agers...slower but smarter!)
Newly qualified judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show
secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the
Latest judges to join:-
Connor Harley -
Jacqui & Kelsey Wood
Faye (Taylor) Nemeth
An Insurance Warning
If you have caging in your car or van or make any alteration such as
sticker paw prints, you will definitely want to read this.
Moment of Valgray
Lou Cadman wasn't looking for another dog, let a lone a Large one,
but she fell in love with a scrawny brown dog who looked like Gromit
and she has not regretted her decision to rehome a dog called Paddy
Carol Hunkin, a former agility competitor who lives with two elderly
agility dogs who have benefited from taking turmeric, explains why the golden
paste is taking the agility community by storm.
Another Look at... the FCI World Championships
Bonny Quick, one
of our most consistent and successful competitor, asks if the FCI Worlds can be
considered the 'best of the best' international competition when
non-pedigree dogs are not allowed to compete.
Not only is Joanne
addicted to agility but she's started collecting doodles (poodle
crosses). Now she is standing for NE area rep and has taken the time
to reflect on hos agility has changed her life.
the help of a good woman and a good dog, Mark Leybourne, racing
driver turned agility handler, has battled with a painful
neurological disease and will be competing at the KCI Festival for
the first time this year.
& M Winter Series, set up by sisters Moria Bowden and Maddie
Greenwood, is a cross between an agility show for beginners and the
Great British Bake Off.
M & M Show
Agility has played a big part in
Deborah Noon's life, but now she has considerable concern about the
appropriate jump height for her rescue dogs.
How can we help you find that elusive item you been desperately
Try a free 'want' ad. You might be lucky
Wicked Hounds Recurve
Top competitor Lucy Osborne reviews
this new collar designed by a vet and top agility competitor in
Australia, specifically for performance dogs.
kindly reviewed the
iFetch automatic ball launcher for Agilitynet with the help of her dogs Alfie
and Poppy. What fun they had!
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and non-bungee toys.
As part of his job as a
postman, back sufferer Richard Britton has to walk around eight miles a day. He's found
that the BoT Back Brace has helped him significantly, so he wanted to make other aware of
it's healing warmth.
on Track Back Brace
Understanding how and what your
dogs see could make a visible difference to your agility. For instance,
did you know that dogs are red-green colour blind?
Do Medical Conditions Influence Dog Behaviour?
To what extent do medical conditions influence
the behaviour of the domestic dogs? asks Sarah Gardner in her university
dissertation. Thank you to everyone who completed her questionnaire
which enabled this work.
Tenth Pole Syndrome
If you dog keeps popping out of the 10th pole of the weaves, here is an
article which you might find helpful, from American agility guru Linda
with Your Dog
Good awareness is one of the most important things in improving handling skills and where
better to start than with understanding your dogs' body language?
Learn to recognise and interpret what your dog is thinking (more or less) with
this article by behaviour counsellor and dog trainer Sheila Harper.
There is no better way to measure your achievement than by comparing like to like. The
number of breed and special interest agility leagues is growing. Join one today.
List of Leagues
Start here to find a league of your own.
If there isn't a league for you and your dog, find some like-minded people and set one
up. They're good fun.
The 2014 Gun Dog Agility UKA League results have
been published. Congratulations to the winners!
Gun Dog Agility League
Terrier Breeds Agility League
They may have short
legs but they can still shift.
STB Agility League is open to any Terrier breed or X originating from Scotland e.g.
Cairns, Scotties, Westies, Dandy Dimonts, Skyes, etc. New members welcome.
Bull Terrier Agiity League
Well done to all those clever Staffords that took part in the STB league
he Agility Terrier League 2015 is now open for
new members. It is open to all terriers and their crosses. There are great prizes on
offer for each grade winner and there is an annual final you could qualify for.
Agility Terrier League
& Schnauzer X Agility League
When successful Schnauzer handler Jo Plevin realised the Schnauzer League was no longer
running, she decided to set up a new one.
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